Riverview Manor celebrates Nursing Week

The Riverview Manor team poses with a cake with the inscription "Happy Nursing Week" at a May 16 celebration of front-line staff.

The Riverview Manor team poses with a cake with the inscription “Happy Nursing Week” at a May 16 celebration of front-line staff.


Tuesday, May 20, 2014 — Deron Hamel

PETERBOROUGH, Ont. – Riverview Manor celebrated its nurses and personal support workers (PSWs) on Friday with a barbecue in honour of National Nursing Week, which ran May 12-18.

The May 16 event saw OMNI Health Care nutrition and food services manager Chris Weber stop by the Peterborough long-term care home to grill chicken, sausages and hamburgers for front-line staff. The day also saw an array of prize draws for gifts that were handed out to nurses and PSWs.

Home management also presented a cake with the inscription “Happy Nursing Week” to the team.

Held the week of nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale’s birthday on May 12 every year since 1965, National Nursing Week aims to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions nurses make to Canada’s health-care system.

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